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Why grow up?
I don’t think I ever will, but yesterday I walked with children’s eyes.
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Imagine a huge spider web with the owner, a golden orb, sitting patiently in the middle waiting…

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Creep up on the shy black girdled lizard, so well disguised on dark tree stumps. If you are very patient and slow you can get really close.

 

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Tip-toe up the water way on smooth stepping stones, under an archway of dense ferns and towering Yellowwood trees until…IMG_5488
You get to a bird shaped pool filling constantly with spring water, Colonel Bird’s bath, a green oasis which looked so inviting on a steaming summer’s day.IMG_5481
Meet ‘Rambo’ the angry head-butting 20cm long tortoise, with a long neck and attitude.IMG_5378
Clamber into the enveloping branches of a 350 year old wild almond tree or
find the palm tree with one of the longest leaves in the world.IMG_1367IMG_1716
Take a winding walk along the ‘smelly’ path, and find the lemon scented pelargonium.
Watch the lazy Acraea butterfly, it’s body toxic to birds so it flirts with life.IMG_5501
Wink at a spotted eagle owl juvenile chilling in a paper bark thorn tree,IMG_5402 or play hide and seek with it’s parents.
Paddle in the water ways with tadpoles or splash in ground level fountains.IMG_3016
Why not give your child, grandchild or even your inner child a present to remember?IMG_3084

Visit the most magnificent botanical garden on the planet, home to many wonders,
at the base of one of the 7 natural wonders of our world.IMG_3086

Or better still a year long membership if it is right on your doorstep!

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